The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Waking Up From Wokeness

One of the wonderful things about the Biden presidency is that, when things go wrong, Democrats can no longer blame Trump — and a whole lot of stuff is going wrong now. We are at the stage of events famously referenced by H.L. Mencken: “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they […]

When the ‘Progressive Bubble’ Bursts

Sarah Beth Burwick is an excellent example of how disillusionment occurs on the Left. Once you start questioning the narrative on some point — any point — you begin to distrust the narrative generally. In Burwick’s case, the breaking point was the “believe the science” COVID-19 nonsense, the narrative promoting eternal lockdowns, vaccine mandates, etc. […]

All ‘Male Feminists’ Are Creeps, and This Guy Is Exhibit A for the Prosecution

You may have forgotten who Noah Berlatsky is, or perhaps you never heard of him, but he first came to my attention in 2015, when radical feminist Meghan Murphy called him out for posing as a “male feminist” while Berlatsky was writing articles for Playboy. “Noah Berlatsky perseveres in his quest to become America’s Next […]

Wokies Ruin Everything

The U.S. military, for example, can’t win wars and its current strategic priorities are transgender troops, maternity flight suits and attacking Tucker Carlson (not necessarily in that order). Meanwhile . . . “Apparently the concept of ‘take pictures of pretty women in swimsuits’ is now beyond the ability of the converged Sports Illustrated organization.”  

Is Noah Berlatsky a Pedophile?

    “Fascists love to use accusations of pedophilia as a way to invalidate and destroy enemies.” — Noah Berlatsky, Sept. 6, 2019 Look, I’m not making any accusations here, and far be from me, an award-winning journalist, to engage in irresponsible speculation. There is no actually evidence that Noah Berlatsky is a pedophile, as […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous

  Last week, feminist writer Sofia Barrett-Ibarria wrote an article for Vice headlined, “How Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos Became a Cult Hero.” This caused an uproar, and not merely because making heroes of serial killers is a bad idea. The article included this paragraph: “I think part of her appeal to me personally, in this […]

Verizon Sells Tumblr for Undisclosed (But Almost Certainly Rather Small) Price

  Somebody just bought the world’s worst web site: Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to sell the blogging platform Tumblr to Automattic Inc., the latest sign the wireless giant is dismantling its online empire. Terms of the transaction weren’t material, Verizon said, suggesting Tumblr sold for a tiny fraction of the $1.1 billion it fetched in […]

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Predator

  Nice career you had for a while there, Professor Diaz: Author Junot Díaz has withdrawn from a writers’ festival in Australia after fellow writers accused him of past sexual misconduct and misogyny, organizers said Saturday, adding that a moment of reckoning had arrived for the Pulitzer Prize winner. Díaz was confronted Friday in a […]

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